Do you have a half-glass attitude?
You have probably heard the saying that you should look at life as if the glass is half-full rather that half-empty. I admit that there are times when I struggle to do that.
I just found a journal entry from ten years ago. At the time I had three children under the age of five AND I was pregnant with the fourth.
The entry reads, “I am discontent with everything. I want a different house, a different job, a different body, a different bank account and, while we’re at it, a vacation to Tahiti. I am irritated that the ants are invading my house, that the neighbors play their music too loud and that my children don’t want to take naps anymore.”
Ever had a day like that? The glass wasn’t just half-empty, it was bone dry.
An old proverb says,”A miserable heart means a miserable life, but a glad and thankful heart has a continual feast.”*
I have since learned to enjoy that continual feast. I strive daily to be content by being thankful for everything that I have. While my life circumstances have changed, there are always new things to be stressed or unhappy about. It is my choice to focus on the negative or to focus on the good things in my life.
Today when I look at the glass I don’t worry about the amount of water. I simply enjoy the beauty of the flower that I placed in it.
*Proverbs 15:15 The Message
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